Distinction of, and Arguements Against, Theism and Deism

 You may not understand the distinction between a theist and a deist so before the argument against each position is offered I will briefly outline the main beliefs of both theism and deism.We can begin with the more historically prevalent and popular of the viewpoints; the theist. The theist believes in one god, creator and… Continue reading Distinction of, and Arguements Against, Theism and Deism

Egypt at a Crossroads, and Hamdeen Sabahi (Piece from last year)

 Egypt will go to the polls this weekend to vote in the final rounds of the presidential elections. The recent elections in Egypt have been somewhat marred by political chaos. The result of the planned elections, which were triggered by the removal of the corrupt Mubarak regime, will prove to be pivotal in the future of the Arab… Continue reading Egypt at a Crossroads, and Hamdeen Sabahi (Piece from last year)

A Fresh Alternative to Traditional Ceremonies

Last month, a bill was passed through all stages in the Dail here in Ireland that will allow ‘celebrants’ to carry out humanist wedding and funeral ceremonies in Ireland.  The Humanist Association of Ireland has been campaigning for this bill to be passed for over a decade and they hope that it will be signed… Continue reading A Fresh Alternative to Traditional Ceremonies

The Value of Free Speech; A Threat to Democracy; What not to do when you’re offended; Karl Marx; You.

In a democracy it is the right of the individual to be heard. Whatever the individual wants to express he/she is free to do so. It comes also with the responsibility of the rest to listen. However controversial, however idiotic, however facetious, the right to free speech is protected on the grounds that every single… Continue reading The Value of Free Speech; A Threat to Democracy; What not to do when you’re offended; Karl Marx; You.